16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Ferry + Fly:  12 h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Geneva is an approximately 12-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Geneva, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Freddie Mercury Statue
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip app .

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

4
nights
Interlaken

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Bern (Aare River, Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), &more) and Grindelwald (Bachalpsee Lake & Grindelwald-First). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online route planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Lake Brienz
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Hofkirche, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, wander the streets of Old Town, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel tool .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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